Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh that she won’t bow to attempts by the mainstream media to discourage her harsh criticism of Barack Obama.
Limbaugh told Palin on Tuesday’s show that unlike the media, “you are the one that is holding Barack Obama to account.”
And he noted that while The New York Times and Los Angeles Times have praised Palin for being what he called “the most dynamic and forceful” speaker in the presidential and vice presidential race, they have claimed her forcefulness is “driving away moderates. This is an attempt to get you to shut up.”
Palin responded: “Well, yeah, they do want me to sit down and shut up. But that’s not going to happen. I care too much about this great country.”
She also told Rush in the telephone interview: “I’ve got nothing to lose in this and I think America’s got everything to gain by understanding the difference — the contrasts here between Obama and McCain.”
Discussing Obama’s ties to ACORN and their “unconscionable” attempts at voter fraud, she said of the media: “There’s too much ignorance, too much ignoring of his associations in the past…
“Obama has a responsibility to reign in ACORN and prove that he is willing to fight voter fraud … For shame if the mainstream media were to cover this one up.”
Limbaugh said that if it weren’t for the media, Obama “wouldn’t be at 30 percent in the polls.”
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